verb (used with object), shov·eled, shov·el·ing or (especially British) shov·elled, shov·el·ling.
verb (used without object), shov·eled, shov·el·ing or (especially British) shov·elled, shov·el·ling.
Words nearby shovel
Origin of shovel
OTHER WORDS FROM shovelun·shov·eled, adjectiveun·shov·elled, adjective
Examples from the Web for shoveled
But she shoveled these fragments of coal into her engine, and hotter she burned.Maya Angelou Knew How To Inspire As A Writer, Teacher, and Great Human Being|Joshua DuBois|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Leon and Butch shoveled some dirt onto the coffin, then thanked the men for their assistance.
We stalled time and again, and he sat in lordly indifference while we pushed and shoveled out.I Married a Ranger|Dama Margaret Smith
I shoveled between the stone arches of the furnace base, that curved overhead like the culverts of a bridge.Steel|Charles Rumford Walker
A fireman had thrown open the furnace-doors and shoveled in a few pounds of soft coal.The Philippine Islands|Ramon Reyes Lala
Once a day the beans are shoveled into heaps and the workmen tread upon them with their bare feet, as you see.How We are Fed|James Franklin Chamberlain
He shoveled out of the wheelbarrow till the dishpan was full, till the washtub was full.Rootabaga Stories|Carl Sandburg